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how do I set imap to only update inbox?

In 78, TB only updated imap - inbox. Other folders were updated on request (click into foldertree or request sync all). Now in 91, it seems to update everything all the t… (read more)

In 78, TB only updated imap - inbox. Other folders were updated on request (click into foldertree or request sync all).

Now in 91, it seems to update everything all the time. (all folders).

Having 25 email accounts and 100s of folders, my imap server is at 80% CPU load at a 3 minute update interval per email account.

That ... really costs money, electricity wise.

3 minutes update for inbox is reasonable. The other folders need not be updated continously (but need to be synced for offlne on local PC).

Is there a setting for that? Playing around with 'Abonnieren' (File menu) and sync (account settings for email) didn't help, at least in how I tried it.

Anyway, it is not really clear what the difference is, but I think there is already a bug on that wording.

many thanks,

Klaus/opto

Asked by opto 8 hours ago

Last reply by opto 6 hours ago

Selecting viewing panel locations in Firebird

Hey! I'm trying out your Firebird email program on my Mac Mini. I'm using a SONY 43 inch TV and want to see my emails side by each. After all, with the TV width, that'… (read more)

Hey! I'm trying out your Firebird email program on my Mac Mini. I'm using a SONY 43 inch TV and want to see my emails side by each. After all, with the TV width, that's the way to see them! Well! I've searched and read and found all kinds of lies as to how to do it. I've even tried your "help" system - and you know what? No known instances in your extensive help system can find the words "Customization" or "layout" - or any other place. And, no correspondence re this option on the web gives me any clues. And, obviously this has been a concern for years!!! All kindsa people have had similar issues in the past! -- Please don't just point to places on the web because NONE of them work!

Asked by F990 10 hours ago

How to Sorts Thunderbird Tasks by multiple field and group by one

After many years where I have used my company's Exchange server via Outlook to manage my own, personal, Tasks and Notes it's now time to move away from that because Googl… (read more)

After many years where I have used my company's Exchange server via Outlook to manage my own, personal, Tasks and Notes it's now time to move away from that because Google is now offering something good as an alternative.

Right now I have connected my Exchange account and the Google one with TbSync on Thunderbird 78.14.0 without problems. Before starting moving (or recreating) items I have tried to mimic my Outlook Task's view which is rather complex but I need it that way:

  • Group by: Category
  • Sort by: Completed; Priority; Due date; Name

So far I've understood that TB let me just sort by one field at a time... :-( I haven't found anything (recent, this https://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=1533455 is dated 2009!) about sorting. I haven't find any add-on too...

So my question is: did I miss something? :-) ...or it's just impossibile to do what I would like to do?

Thanks Giangi

Asked by Giangi 18 hours ago

Last reply by Giangi 14 hours ago

Specifying Mailbox on which Message Filters run AUTOMATICALLY

I would like to run AUTOMATICALLY message filters on messages in my "bulk mail" mailbox. I can run those filters manually by selecting the "bulk mail" mailbox (just under… (read more)

I would like to run AUTOMATICALLY message filters on messages in my "bulk mail" mailbox. I can run those filters manually by selecting the "bulk mail" mailbox (just underneath the Message Filter box) and pressing "Run Now", BUT as soon as I close the box, the mailbox selected goes back to the Inbox (presumably the default). Is there any way I can force, trick, bribe or persuade Thunderbird to leave the Bulk Mail box as the selected mailbox -- so that the Message Filters will run on it and not my Inbox??? Any tips will be greatly appreciated!)

Asked by johnrherzog 2 days ago

Last reply by johnrherzog 22 hours ago

How can i process and save my mails in boxes as plain text (without html content)?

I have a large archive of old messages from various accounts. They take up unnecessarily large space because they have many html formats. I am not interested in their old… (read more)

I have a large archive of old messages from various accounts. They take up unnecessarily large space because they have many html formats. I am not interested in their old backgrounds or fonts, or smileyfaces etc - it would be enough for me to keep only their textual content. Is there any extension that converts multiple messages to plain text by removing html formatting?

I will add just in case that I am not interested in simply displaying the message as text, or exporting a single message to a text file. I want to convert messages to plain text in my archive mail folder box while reducing their size.

Thanks in advance for all the tips.

Asked by tomasz.rak 2 days ago

Last reply by tomasz.rak 22 hours ago

Registry value or policies.json key for a headers only IMAP configuration?

Hey all - We're running Thunderbird on a terminal server, and I was wondering if there was either a registry value or a key:value entry for the policies.json management o… (read more)

Hey all -

We're running Thunderbird on a terminal server, and I was wondering if there was either a registry value or a key:value entry for the policies.json management option that would allow me to set all instances of Thunderbird, globally, for all users, to download headers only and otherwise use the server (which is on the same network as our terminal server) to pass the message content?

This would be super useful for us as we'd prefer to keep messages stored on our email server, rather than downloading more copies onto our virtual terminal server, and duplicating the use of our limited space.

Is there any way to do this, so that all Thunderbird instances would be forced to operate in "headers only" mode?

Asked by Bean-Spoil 1 week ago

Last reply by Bean-Spoil 1 day ago

Thunderbird using too much MacOS system memory

Hi, I am running Thunderbird on my MacOS Mojave and through an disc managament app I found that Thunderbird is taking up 12 GB which are marked as System files. I'd need … (read more)

Hi,

I am running Thunderbird on my MacOS Mojave and through an disc managament app I found that Thunderbird is taking up 12 GB which are marked as System files. I'd need that space for something else, seems Thunderbird is taking up too much space. It also seems to be that my e-mail are taking up that much space. How do I do there are not stored there? Does anyone know how to clear the space?

I already tried compacting email.

Best regards,

Jiří Stehlik

Asked by jantarjirka 2 days ago

Quick filter search only returning some results

I am using Thunderbird 91.5.0 with Windows 10 and over the past months have run into trouble with the Qucik search function. I have 3 different email accounts combined in… (read more)

I am using Thunderbird 91.5.0 with Windows 10 and over the past months have run into trouble with the Qucik search function. I have 3 different email accounts combined into a unified folder and upon using quick search to look for emails from a specific sender, it will only display certain emails or only the emails I wrote to that person. This also happens when I tried to search the individual email accounts. I have disabled the Global Search and uninstalled the Conversations app but the problem persists. This is driving me nuts - any help would be much appreciated as I can't continue using Thunderbird if I can't fix this. Many thanks.

Asked by kristina.boerder 3 days ago

pdf viewing in TB - a suggestion

Like many others, I am of two minds on the recent change to TB opening pdf files in the browser. On the plus side, it is faster an more convenient. But there is negative … (read more)

Like many others, I am of two minds on the recent change to TB opening pdf files in the browser. On the plus side, it is faster an more convenient. But there is negative aspect - sometimes I need to do things to the file and that is not possible in the TB viewer. Whence the suggestion: instead of the drop-down menu with Open, Save as, etc. why not have in addition to (or instead of) OPEN a menu OPEN WITH. Even better, the open with menu could be populated in preferences by the apps we wish to use.

Asked by gena4 1 week ago

Last reply by gena4 6 days ago